2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Psych Sheets
- Day 4 Finals Live Stream
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 4 Finals Heat Sheet
Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 100 FREE SEMI-FINALS
- World Record: 46.91 — Cesar Cielo (BRA), 2009
- American Record: 46.96 — Caeleb Dressel, 2019
- U.S. Open Record: 47.39 — Ryan Held (USA), 2019
- World Junior Record: 47.57 — Andrei Minakov (RUS), 2020
- 2016 Olympic Champion: Kyle Chalmers (AUS) — 47.58
- 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Champion: Nathan Adrian — 47.72
- Wave I Cut: 50.49
- Wave II Cut: 49.74
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 48.57
- Caeleb Dressel (GSC), 47.77
- Zach Apple (MVN), 47.78
- Blake Pieroni (SAND), 48.13
- Ryan Held (NYAC), 48.34
- Brooks Curry (LSU), 48.51
- Bowe Becker (SAND) / Coleman Stewart (WOLF), 48.62
- Brett Pinfold (SHAC), 48.73
Caeleb Dressel and Zach Apple took charge of the men’s 100 freestyle semi-finals from the second heat, duking it out stroke-for-stroke down the final few meters before Dressel got his hand on the wall first in a time of 47.77.
Apple took second in 47.78, making them the first two Americans to dip under the 48-second barrier in the 2020-21 season. They now rank fifth and sixth in the world, respectively.
Apple was also less than a tenth off his personal best time of 47.69, and was far and away the best closer in the field, coming back in a blazing 24.53.
Ryan Held, who paced the prelims this morning in 48.07, touched third in that heat in 48.34, advancing fourth into the final.
Blake Pieroni, fourth in this event at the 2019 World Championships, easily topped the first semi in 48.13, dipping .01 under his season-best set in the prelims.
Most notably missing the final was three-time Olympian Nathan Adrian, who finished 13th overall in 48.92 after going 48.37 in the heats.